The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is a department store operator in the United States, offering an assortment of apparel and accessories for women, men and children. The Company�s merchandise offerings also include cosmetics, home furnishings and other goods. The Company operates approximately 271 stores in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner�s, Boston Store, Carson�s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger�s and Younkers nameplates, predominately located in fashion-oriented shopping malls and lifestyle centers, encompassing a total of approximately 25 million square feet. The Company has two operating segments: stores and eCommerce (its internet Websites). The Company�s merchandise assortment includes nationally distributed brands and its private brands.